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Archery in the Park
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Location: Afton State Park - Afton
Date of Event: 10/18/18

Want to learn how to shoot a bow in a safe, supervised setting? The Archery in the Parks program is designed for ages 8 and up and all skill levels. Get hands on instruction from a certified instructor and with target practice. Learn a lifelong skill with this program that you can use for years to come. All equipment provided. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Signs of Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Location: Interstate State Park - Taylors Falls
Date of Event: 10/18/18

Kids, can you find signs of fall as you explore the park with your grown-up? Grab a scavenger hunt sheet from inside the visitor center and claim a prize if you find them all. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Geocaching 101
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Location: Afton State Park - Afton
Date of Event: 10/19/18

Have fun learning how to use a GPS unit to geocache and discover hidden treasures in Minnesota State Parks. This program is designed for beginners. We will provide a limited number of GPS units for you to use or you may bring your own to find specially placed caches. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Exploring Trout Brook
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Location: Afton State Park - Afton
Date of Event: 10/19/18

Meet the naturalist in the brook to see what sort of aquatic critters live there and what other critters might visit. Bring your knee boots or closed toe shoes that can get wet. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Apple Cidering
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Location: Richardson Nature Center - Bloomington
Date of Event: 10/20/18

Make and taste old-fashioned apple cider. Discover the history of cidering in North America. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Old-fashioned Trick-or-Treat
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Location: The Landing - Shakopee
Date of Event: 10/20/18

Trick-or-treat among historic homes along candlelit paths. Warm up inside with hot cider and a snack while enjoying music and games of the 1800s. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Full Moon Hike
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Location: Ney Nature Center - Henderson
Date of Event: 10/24/18

Learn about nocturnal animals while enjoying the park after dark. If the sky is clear, peer through a telescope to view the moon up close! This is a fee based activity and pre-registration is required by Oct 22. See website for details. 

Nature Adventure: Fall Colors
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Location: Fort Snelling State Park
Date of Event: 10/27/18

Kids grab your favorite grown up and bring them to Fort Snelling State Park for a fall color adventure! This activitiy is designed for pre-K children to explore fall colors through hands-on activities before heading outside for open-ended exploration time. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

Theodore Wirth Park Orienteering Meet
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Location: Theodore Wirth Park - Minneapolis
Date of Event: 10/28/18

Regular Orienteering Meet with White/Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red Courses (All Skill Levels). Registration begins at 11:30, Race Start 12-1:30. This is a fee based activity. Consider volunteering. See website for details.

Fall Color Finder
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Location: Minnesota
Date of Event: Fall

Check here to see where the fall color is in Minnesota. #Chasethecolors

Autumn Adventure Run Series
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Location: Theodore With Park-Minneapolis, & French Regional Park - Plymouth
Date of Event: 10/18/18 & 11/01/18

These Autumn Adventure Run courses are an intermediate navagational challenge, often with a fun/unique challenge during the event. The Adventure Runs start after sunset, so plan to bring a headlamp of flashlight. These are fee based activities. See website for details. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tech Nature @ MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
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Location: MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge - Bloomington
Date of Event: 11/03/18

Presentation of different apps people can use to enjoy nature. Last half will be a chance to test out apps like iNaturalist or how to take pictures with your smartphone and spotting scope. This is a free event. See website for details.

World War I Centennial
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Location: The Landing - Shakopee
Date of Event: Nov 10 & 11

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Interact with World War I soldiers and civilians, participate in special demonstrations, and listen to period music. Food concessions available. This is a fee based activity. See website for details.

Paper Making
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Location: Westwood Hills Nature Center - St. Louis Park
Date of Event: 11/18/18

Discover how nature inspired people to invent paper and vreate some of your own in this hands-on program. We will start with a hike to collect natural materials and inspiration, then head back inside to learn the process of crafting your own unique nature paper. This is a fee based activity and pre-registration is requested. See website for details.

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